Anarchy in software development: a skeptical view on rules that limit our freedom

Anton Mishchuk

In the talk, I wanna speculate a bit about different aspects of software engineering practices, both technical and non-technical, with the aim to raise doubts about their validity. The main sub-topics are code style, architecture decisions, measurements, processes and tools, and leadership. For sure, I’ll be a bit radical, but only for provoking you to re-think approaches we use and blindly believe in their truth. And, of course, I’ll provide some hints for organizing our work in a right (anarchic) way. There will be no specific technical stuff, so attendee of any level are welcome, even if you are not an engineer.